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Poster: jjprodmast Date: Mar 5, 2005 8:16pm
Forum: opensource_audio Subject: Re: 'I Have a Dream' In honor of Black History Month

As I recall, public speeches recorded and released into the public domain are always public domain. But I'm not entirely sure of the laws on this. *goes to research*

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Poster: akb Date: Mar 5, 2005 9:46pm
Forum: opensource_audio Subject: Re: 'I Have a Dream' In honor of Black History Month

Wikipedia entry for Estate of Martin Luther King, Jr., Inc. v. CBS, Inc. which upheld the copyright claim.

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Poster: jjprodmast Date: Mar 6, 2005 9:58pm
Forum: opensource_audio Subject: Re: 'I Have a Dream' In honor of Black History Month

Just great. If I read copyright law* correctly, then it will be 2058 before Dr. King's speech enters the public domain.

Assuming, of course, that the term for copyright isn't extended AGAIN.

What rubbish.

*http://www.copyright.gov/circs/circ15a.html#special